Canvass Near You: Be Part of Grassroots Campaigning

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The value of grassroots work in a campaign is backed up by the math. The impact of a strong grassroots campaign can be a 3-6% boost in the final polls. If we used the 2008 turnout numbers. where almost 3 million Massachusetts voters came to the polls, that would mean 90,000 -180,000 more votes for Elizabeth Warren! In the 2010 Special Election, Scott Brown won by only 110,000 votes. In 2012, we can win back that margin by building out our grassroots campaign today. With only 50 more votes per precinct, we can overtake that margin in 2012. If we engage with our friends and neighbors, door-by-door, street-by-street, and neighborhood-by-neighborhood, we can win back the United States Senate seat and reelect President Obama.

 

This weekend many events are taking place all across the Commonweath. Below is a list alphabetically by towns. If you need more information on one of the canvasses listed below, call our office at 617-939-0800 and we can plug you into any of them with the direct organizers!

 

Day Start End Name Address
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Acton Coordinated Canvass 130 Main St
7/21/2012 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Arlington Canvass Precinct 3 45 Teel Street Pl
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Attleboro Canvass 104 N Main St
7/22/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Ayer Coordinated Canvass 26 E Main St
7/21/2012 9:30 AM 3:00 PM Barnstable Canvass Hyannis Prec 13 367 Main St
7/21/2012 2:30 PM 5:30 PM Barre for Elizabeth Warren! 572 Summer St
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Bedford Weekend Canvassing 75 Great Rd
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Billerica Canvass 700 Boston Rd
7/21/2012 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Boston – Brighton Canvass 7/21 Oak Square Park
7/21/2012 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Boston – Dorchester Canvass Pope John Paul II Park Reservation
7/22/2012 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Boston – JP Canvass 659 Centre St
7/21/2012 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Boston – North End Canvass
7/22/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Braintree Canvass 305 River St
7/21/2012 3:30 PM 5:30 PM Brewster Canvass 2198 Main St
7/22/2012 3:00 PM 5:30 PM Bridgewater/Raynham Canvass 106 Hale St
7/22/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM BROOKLINE CANVASS PRECINCT 3 200 Kent St
7/22/2012 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Cambridge Central Square Canvassing 12 Douglas St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Cambridge Ward 10 Canvass 35 Buena Vista Park Apt 1
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Cambridgeport Canvassing 424 Massachusetts Ave
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Carver Canvass 15 Old Main St
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Concord Canvassing 7/21 211 Sudbury Rd
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Dedham Canvass 3 Eastern Ave
7/22/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Fall River Canvass 1020 Montgomery St
7/22/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Falmouth Weekly Canvassing 704 Main St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Fitchburg Canvass 511 Electric Ave
7/21/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Foxborough Canvass 127 Main St
7/21/2012 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingam Office Weekend of Action Canvass 280 Worcester Rd
7/22/2012 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Framingham Canvass & Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd
7/22/2012 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Franklin Canvass 357 Union St
7/22/2012 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Gloucester Canvass 11 Rocky Pasture Rd
7/21/2012 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Great Barrington Canvass 42 Bridge St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Groton Canvassing – multiple candidates 7/21 173 Main St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Groton Center Canvass for Democrats 173 Main St
7/21/2012 9:45 AM 11:30 AM Hamilton Canvass 15 Walnut Rd
7/21/2012 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Headquarters Neighborhood Canvass 5 Middlesex Ave
7/22/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Holden Canvass 1175 Main St
7/22/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Holden Canvass
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Holyoke Canvass 345 Northampton St
7/21/2012 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Ipswich Canvass 40 Market St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lexington Precinct 8 and 9 2151 Mass Avenue & 41 Shade St
7/21/2012 4:00 PM 6:30 PM Lincoln Weekend Canvassing! 145 Lincoln Rd
7/22/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lowell Canvass 11-3 33 E Merrimack St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Lowell Canvass 8-3 1505 Middlesex St
7/22/2012 12:45 PM 3:30 PM Malden Canvass 424 Main St
7/22/2012 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Manchester Canvass Intersection Of Brooks St & Norwood Ave
7/21/2012 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Mansfield Canvass Kick-Off! 660 East St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Marlborough Coordinated Canvass 406 Lincoln St
7/21/2012 11:00 AM 1:30 PM Maynard Canvass 102 Main St
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 1:30 PM Methuen Canvass with Niki Tsongas 305 Broadway
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Natick Canvass 8 Garfield St
7/22/2012 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Newton Ward 5 Pct 1 Canvass 49 Thurston Rd
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM North Cambridge Canvass Mass Avenue & Cameron Ave
7/22/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Norwood Canvss 33 Walpole St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Pittsfield Canvass 274 Wahconah St
7/22/2012 2:45 PM 5:00 PM Plymouth Canvass 131 Samoset St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Quincy Ward 4 Canvass 685 Adams St
7/22/2012 1:00 PM 3:15 PM Regional Canvass in Westborough 17 Gary Cir
7/22/2012 6:30 PM 8:15 PM Rockport Canvass 74 Marmion Way
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 1:30 PM Rutland for Elizabeth Warren! 255 Main St
7/22/2012 10:45 AM 1:00 PM Sandwich Canvass 134 Route 6A
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Saugus Canvass Intersection Of Appleton St & Summer St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Scituate Canvass 38 Rosas Ln
7/21/2012 9:45 AM 12:00 PM Shrewsbury Canvass 12 Founders Rd
7/22/2012 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Somerville West Canvassing 56 Conwell Ave
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Stoughton Canvass 84 Park St
7/22/2012 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Sturbridge Canvass 178 Main St Rte 131
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Sudbury Weekly Canvassing 27 & Concord Rd
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Townsend canvass 80 Main St
7/22/2012 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Uxbridge Canvass 5 Douglas St
7/22/2012 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Walpole Canvass Kick-Off 30 Stone St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:30 PM Waltham Canvassing 15 Main St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Watertown canvass 103 R Beechwood Ave
7/21/2012 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Wayland Canvassing 45 Woodridge Rd
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Webster Canvass 142 Main St
7/22/2012 2:00 PM 4:00 PM West Roxbury Canvass 1884 Centre St
7/22/2012 5:30 PM 8:00 PM Weston Canvassing 74 Chestnut St
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Whitman Canvass 19 Meier Farm
7/21/2012 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Yarmouth Canvass 528 Forest Rd

Quick Tips for you Canvassing

  • Work in pairs when possible for safety, support, and fun
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • As always when canvassing any neighborhood, if you aren’t comfortable walking up to a particular house, skip it. Remember, safety first.
  • Make sure you have a script, and be familiar with what you are saying. Practice it a few times before canvassing.

 

The most important thing to remember is that you are making a difference just talking to a voter! You want to get an ID and recruit as many volunteers as possible, but even if a voter remains undecided or is supporting the opponent, your conversation makes an impact on the future of the campaign. All information is valuable information! Supporter or opponent, each contact is another building block in creating the necessary votes to win.

 

“Decades ago, as a community organizer, I learned that the real work of democracy begins far from the closed doors and marbled halls of Washington, it begins on street corners, and front porches, in living rooms, in meeting halls with ordinary Americans who see the world as it is and realize that we have within our power to remake the world as it should be.

 

It’s with that hope that we began this journey. The hope that if we could go block by block, city by city, state by state and build a movement that spanned race and region, party and gender – if we could give young people a reason to vote, and the young at heart a reason to believe again, if we could inspire a nation to come together, then we could turn the page on the politics that have shut us out, let us down and told us to settle, we could write a new chapter in the American Story.

 

We were told this wasn’t possible, we were told the climb was too steep, we were told our country was too cynical, that we were just being naïve, that we couldn’t really change the world as it is, but then a few people in Iowa stood up and said yes we can. And then a few more of you stood up, from the hills of New Hampshire to the coast of South Carolina. And then a few million of you stood up from Savannah to Seattle, from Boise to Baton Rouge.

 

…because of you, because of a movement you built that stretches from Vermont’s green mountains to the streets of San Antonio, we can stand up with confidence and clarity to say that we are turning the page and we are ready to write the next great chapter in America’s story.”

 

President Barack Obama
March 4, 2008
Night of Texas Primary
San Antonio, Texas